Hussar Grill’s Pepper Sauce for Steak

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Few things complement a decent steak as nicely as a proper pepper sauce, and The Hussar Grill’s Pepper Sauce is perfection. Easy to make, you can serve it on the side or ladled over your choice cut of grilled meat, such as Sirloin, Fillet, Rump or Ribeye.



50 g Butter

10 ml Cracked black peppercorns (from above)

15 ml Treacle sugar (or dark brown sugar)

30 ml Brandy

65 ml Port or red wine

150 ml Stock (beef or vegetable)

160 ml Cream

A pinch of salt


  1. Melt the butter, add the treacle sugar, allow to brown lightly.
  2. Add the crushed pepper, then the brandy and flambé.
  3. Remove from the heat until the flames have died down.
  4. Add the port/red wine and reduce until almost evaporated away.
  5. Add the stock and reduce by ¾.
  6. Add the cream and reduce again until thickened.
  7. Season with salt and set aside until the steak is cooked.

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The Hussar Grill first opened its legendary brass doors in 1964 and today, after 54 years of excellence, it is regarded as one of South Africa’s premier grill rooms. Having garnered a loyal following over the years, the restaurant is known for its speciality steaks, award-winning wine selection, superb service and warm ambience.

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